M. Camargo Guarnieri: Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano



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This study aims to provide a comprehensive examination of the structure of Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, with a particular focus on the composer’s unique compositional traits. The introductory chapter establishes important contextual information about the Sonata, such as the dates, the dedicatee, and the premiere. Additionally, it offers an overview of notable international prizes, the repertoire for the violin, and other dedicatees. The second chapter of this study provides information regarding the biography of Camargo Guarnieri. His first years in the small country town Tietê, his years as a young musician in São Paulo, the pivotal importance of Lamberto Baldi and Mário de Andrade in Guarnieri’s aesthetic, and his recognition worldwide as a major composer. Finally, in the third chapter, particular attention is given to Guarnieri’s Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano. This section of the study provides a thorough examination of the work’s formal structure, while simultaneously underscoring the composer’s distinct musical characteristics and highlighting nationalistic elements present in the composition.



Sonata No. 4, Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian Composer, Nationalism, Violin